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way, the good people of san antonio willing to the united states congress! my family's story isn't special. what's special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation, no matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before her, always saw beyond the more horizons or lives and circumstances. they believe opportunity created to day would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won, these opened the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did, and that's the middle-class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work everybody ought to be able to get there. and with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there. and go beyon
and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these incredibly challenging times? i've watched mitt romney do this, and so have you, bob, every time he was back into a corner in the primaries he came ow with a great debate performance because that's where he shines. and he's going to do a great job on wednesday night. >> schieffer: governor, i certainly take your point, and i respect your opinion, but talking about being spun and so for example. it seems to me most of the problems governor romney's had thus far he has created for himself. for example, this tape where he said he's just basically writing off 47% of the electorate that was not the campaign. the governor himself said that was me. has that's thing-- is that thing really hurt him? >> you know, bob, i just don't think so. i really don't. i don't think a majority of the american people are focusing on that. here's what i think the american people and the voters are much smarter about than we give them credit for. they know political candidates at time, when they're being taped every minu
these united states. >> the re-election is launched 60 days from now, americans will go to the polls. the incumbent president just charged up his crowd again. as valerie jarrett told us just before the broadcast, the senior white house adviser, this is not '08, this is a different man, a different year, tempered. "the new york times" this morning said he was a humble president, perhaps more conservative. we are indoors, after all, tonight. turns out to have been a clear night here in charlotte, but a preponderance of caution. right now democrats are threatening to make this an open-air arena. savannah guthrie and i have moved down to the floor. we have been told we are under threat of confetti cannons, so we'll stay low. the obama daughters, first lady have joined him up on stage. savannah, your initial marks on the speech. >> i think we have just heard the 2012 version of hope and change. i was told by an adviser before this speech that it wasn't going to be about barack obama, it wasn't going to be about mitt romney, it would be about the american people. clearly that's the message
of the united states. >>> want to take a live look at reagan national where flights are coming and going now, but that wasn't the case today. flights were stopped at all three airports because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facile tu. the ground stop lasted about 25 minutes. about 20 flights were affected. >>> still ahead this evening, dramatic new video of a deadly crash during an air show in the midwest. >>> and as many celebrate the the last weekend of summer, a small group of veterans are >>> take a look at this new video of a deadly plane crash in iowa. plane flying in formation at the quad city air show failed to pull out of a turn, crashed right into that field. no spectators were injured. the name of the pilot hasn't been released and officials are investigating what caused the crash. >>> health department officials in ohio say a woman there has died from complications of swine flu. officials say the 61-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. tests confirm she contracted a new strain of swine flu. officials say she had underlying health issues, but they believe swi
in that country escalates. we have more now on the controversial comments he made about the united states. >> reporter: russia's president putin has sharply criticized the united states and its allies over its positions over the syrian conflict. in an interview he gave, the russian president said that washington was aligning itself with al qaeda and others groups in its efforts to topple president assad. >> translator: in that case one -- bring all inmates from guantanamo and bring them to syria to fight. it's practically the same thing. >> reporter: russia as stood by the embattled president, vetoing several resolutions. meanwhile, inside the country, condition continue to worsen. the syrian military has managed to overtake a ton that was serving as a gateway for refugees. over the past 18 months over 230,000 syrians have fled to neighboring countries. also the head of the international community red cross has wrapped up a several-day visit with the hopes to expand the efforts, more than 1.2 million many of them in dire needs of foods, basic supplies and medicine. >>> tom brokaw is out o
on record for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. >> it was introduced into the united states in 1999, and then it spread over a series of years through the bird population. it got into the mosquitos, and then, of course, the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is skyrocketing. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in just one week. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so widespread really does not bode well. >> every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and more than 70% of the cases come from six states. the hardest hit is texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially damage yus disease from the air, to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventative nervous and symptoms that tend to be mild. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worry some for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile vi
or teachers in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank gaines the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >>> a lot of people speculating that o'malley is run for president four years from now and, of course, we are in charlotte for the convention. they will be bring you live reports today and tomorrow only on news4. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week as well. bob mcdonnell will campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. gov her o'malley spend part of last week in tampa. vice president bid enwas supposed to be there as well but he canceled because of hurricane ice sake. >>> paul ryan is stumping for votes in battleground states. he campaigned yesterday in ohio and ohio. he accused president obama to break his promise to improve the economy. mitt romney is keeping a low profile this week. he's in new england. >>> coming up on 4:38 right now. ahead on "news4 today," paying tribute to neil armstrong. how you will soon be able to h
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a lot of spotlight. that's exciting. but it also means we've got to do our best work. >> reporter: allen, also a former governor who lost his senate seat six years ago, campaigned in fairfax county tuesday. allen skipped the republican convention in tampa to focus on his virginia race. and kaine is spending only this one day in charlotte. he addresses the convention tonight. what's your message tonight? >> i'm going to talk heavily about results. i really do think -- look, i'm a -- i'm a virginia centered guy. i really think the virginia model of focus on the results, let the other guys be the ideology and wedge issue party. >>
for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths. that is up 40% from last week alone. every state except alaska and hawaii have seen outbreaks. the hardest hit, texas, has nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are spraying insect sides to prevent the spread of the disease. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so wide spread are really does not bode well. >> exberperts say you can try aw home remedies to keep from getting it. they recommend dressing in long sleeves and pants, staying indoors at dusk and down, and using deet bug repellant and draining pools or puddles of warm water which are breeding grounds for infected mosquitos. >>> one month to go in the regular season the nationals have more wins than they had all of last season. they won again yesterday beating the cardinals 4-3. it was the nat's 81st victory of the year. they won 80 games last season. they also hold 6 1/2 game first place lead over the atlanta braves. steven stra
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questio
for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: in a surprise appearance, president obama joined clinton on stage. the president speaks tonight. vice president biden did a late-night walk through while break down continues at bank of america stadium and his speech and all today's events moved inside amid the threat of severe weather dampening the democrats' final day. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >>> and president obama may not be the only speaker who will electroify the crowd tonight. roll call is reporting that gabrielle giffords will deliver the pledge of allegiance. the spokesperson is confirming that gifford is in charlotte for the dnc. she resigned from congress, you remember, back in january a year after she was wounded in a shooting spree in arizona. >>> the possible first lady will stop by a horseback riding economy. romney is an avid rider who started competing as part of her therapy for ms. virginia is considered one of the key battleground states that will help decide november's big election. >>> as for her husband, the se
as he coampaigns in new hampshire, in iowa. >> i accept your nomination as president of the united states. >> he stirred up the crowd at the democratic convention last night. the president highlighted the economy in his speech and tried to separate his views from republican challenger mitt romney. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. >> the speech now marks a turning point in the campaign season with just 62 days left until election day. >>> one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> an emotional moment at the convention. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. after the pledge, giffords blew kisses to the crowd as they cheered her name. last year's mass shooting in tucson left the former congresswoman with a severe brain injury. she resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. >>> fresh off of bill clinton's enthusiastic endorsement of president obama at the dnc a
, just because you bank against the united states of the america, doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people believe o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. virginia governor bb mcdonnell will also be in charlotte today. he is expected to campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's active surrogates. o'malley spent last week in tampa during the republican national convention. vice president biden was supposed to be there but canceled because of hurricane isaac. >>> 5:35. paul ryan spending this week stumping for votes in battleground states. the republican vice presidential nominee campaigned yesterday in ohio and iowa. he accused president obama of breaking his prime minister misto improve the economy. mitt romney keeping a low profile this week in new england prepare for his upcoming debates the w. the president. jim vance and tom sherwood is in shar loot this week bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening right here on news4. >>> a public memorial service will be held for ne
, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they'll be bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening, only here on news 4. >>> republicans also hoping to make some noise in north carolina this week as well. virginia governor bob mcdonnell campaigning today and tomorrow near the convention site in charlotte. mcdonnell is one of mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> a former virginia congressman could be a threat to mitt romney in a critical swing state this november. the board of elections in november ruled that virgil gude junior is eligible to be on the ballot as a constitutional party county. gude has a long history in politics and conservative appeal. even if he only earns 2 or 3% of the vote in november, it could be enough to swing the state in president obama's favor. the state republican party is challenging gude's eligi
legal traffic stops if they have reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the pressure "show me your papers law" say had will lead to racial profiling. >> two bank robbers are on the run after they kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >> officials in costa rica are assessing the damage from a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. the quake damaged buildings and roads and blew out windows. at least 20 people were injured. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >> and kayla tausche . >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fall ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs
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